Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Animal Écorché: The Doe"
Saturdays, July 13 - August 10, 2019
 

Écorché is a classical approach to identifying and comprehending the underlying bone and muscle structures of a living subject by building a three-dimensional anatomical figure in clay. Students in this class will construct an 8-inch deer in plasteline, beginning with the skeleton. References will include a scale model and print/video media.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Diane Collins, www.dianecollinsstudio.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Animal Sculpture at the Zoo"
July 22-26, 2019
 

Compose clay sculptural studies of animal subjects on location at the Philadelphia Zoo. Begin with rapid three-dimensional sketches and progress to extended sculptural renderings in order to identify boney landmarks and convey the gesture of a variety of species. Comparative anatomy, materials, and techniques will be addressed, as well as methods for capturing expression. Transportation available. Note: Zoo admission fees not included in tuition price.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Diane Collins, www.dianecollinsstudio.com
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Bringing Animals to Life with Bill Suys"
September 24-27, 2019
 

Bringing an animal to life is both joyful and powerful. Through demonstrations, examples, and individual attention, this 4-day workshop will enhance each student’s ability to develop and execute paintings that will bring animals to ‘life’ while also building form, structure and surface. Regardless of current level of expertise, participants will leave with a better awareness and understanding of painting in general, along with a deeper appreciation of ways to breathe spirit and personality into the characters that populate their paintings. Bill will address keys to both artistic and technical growth that will apply to all facets of one’s work, improving the result while bringing greater joy and depth to the process. 9:00am - 4:00pm (Tuesday through Friday)
 
Location: Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Bill Suys
Cost: $525
Sponsor: Sweetwater Center for the Arts
Website, email, 412-741-4405


 

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